Buttonology Blog

Meet the Temples

08/10/17

A piece of Grandmother’s Buttons jewelry is more than a trend, it’s a story. The story of a long-ago gowns, fastened with dozens of glittering buttons. The story of mothers... Read More ⇒

Jablonec Part Two

10/26/16

The next day we set out early for a 9 am appointment with the button factory, but ended up being hopelessly lost with Apple and Google maps giving us divergent... Read More ⇒

Jablonec Part One

10/18/16

Donny and I arrived at Jablonec nad Nisou, a small city of about 50,000 people in northeastern Czech Republic, in the late afternoon. We had appointments over the next few... Read More ⇒

Susan gives talk at Marble House Mansion

09/6/16

A favorite part of my job has always been working with museum stores. As you might expect, the most interesting and hardest working people find their way into museum store... Read More ⇒

Introducing our 2016 | 2017 Line!

08/6/16

As we introduce our 31st collection of jewelry created with antique buttons, we thought you might enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how our new collections come to life. Most jewelry... Read More ⇒

Button Chandelier

04/28/16

Strip the cloth off the shades; spray paint them copper. Decide on your button colors/types. Gather a large enough group to complete the shade. Measure the length between the top... Read More ⇒

GB Nola One Year Anniversary!

04/7/16

It’s hard to believe that a year has already gone by since we opened our second retail location in New Orleans.  We couldn’t be happier in New Orleans.  The funky... Read More ⇒

Lady Washington Pearl Buttons

12/10/15

We love buttons, all kinds of buttons, but most of the buttons we use are fairly fancy antique brass ones from the late 19th century. About 6 years ago, though,... Read More ⇒

GB Celebrates 30th Anniversary!

12/3/15

This week, as we get ready to celebrate our 30th year in business, my husband Donny and I marvel at the adventures we’ve had,the wonderful employees and customers we’ve shared... Read More ⇒

Czech This Out

07/28/15

WHAT’S NEW IN OUR NEW LINE?  COLORFUL CZECH GLASS! As we introduce our new 2015-2016 jewelry line, we’re taking time to ponder what makes this jewelry different from our previous... Read More ⇒

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